Private Client Dispute
Testamentary freedom is a well established and important principle in English law. It enables Testators to leave their estate to whomever they wish, without forced heirship rules. Testators in the UK are under no obligation to leave their estate to their spouse or wider family, unlike in European jurisdictions, where there are forced heirship rules. […]
This article focusses on the impact of the recent Court of Appeal decision (15 October 2021) in the case of Hirachand v Hirachand  EWCA Civ 1498 (previously known as Re H), whereby success fees under a Conditional Fee Agreement (“CFA”) were considered and ultimately formed part of the sum awarded to the successful claimant […]
A recent judgment handed down on 22 March 2021 by Peter Knox Q.C. discusses the importance of independent administrators throughout the entirety of a probate dispute. 1. Summary of the Facts The dispute arose between four siblings over the estate of their late mother (the ‘Deceased’). The Defendant alleged that the Will, executed in 2008, […]
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